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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2018-05-14 13:31 | Four BVN projects have been included in the shortlist of Regional Architecture Awards making them nominees for a Queensland Architecture Award that will be announced on Friday 8 June 2018. Source: Timberbiz. Photos: Christopher Frederick Jones The shortlisted projects include the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre (GCSLC) that has been nominated for both a Public Architecture Award and an Interior Architecture Award. The GCSLC was one of the venues for the recent successful Commonwealth Games...

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2018-05-14 13:28 | Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 23. Source: Timberbiz The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Anyone can register their interest to attend the demo by contacting Onetrak (national Tigercat distributor). Representatives from the Tigercat factory in Canada will attend the demo day. The Tigercat 1185 is classed as a heavy duty, premium quality harvester designed for...

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2018-05-14 13:27 |   Imports of sawn softwood topped 854,000m3 over the year-ended March, according to trade and market experts IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The rise in imports was almost 16% or more than 116,000m3 higher than a year earlier, and defying expectations from 2017 that imports would soften as the Australian housing market weakened. “Some of our domestic producer clients are looking closely at imports now. A year ago they expected the total market to soften, at least a little...

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2018-05-14 13:26 | With the impact of global warming set to become a key issue in Australian forestry policy, German experts have emphasised the indispensable role of sustainable forest management in climate protection. From Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Victorian Labor Government has pledged to include climate impacts as part of its drive to modernise the state’s 20-year-old Regional Forest Agreements, which are to be finalised by March 2020. In Germany, experts and organisers of the four-day Munich...

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2018-05-14 13:21 | From the high use of water and pesticides to produce cotton, to the climate impact of manufacturing synthetic fibres, the fashion industry is one of the most resource intensive industries in the world. In response, the fashion industry is increasingly looking to implement sustainability within...

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2018-05-14 09:36 |

Local community participation in managing forest and water resources is key to reducing degradation trends and improving livelihoods, but a...

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2018-05-14 09:31 |

“There are various restoration initiatives and projects by stakeholders in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, which is recognized as...

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2018-05-14 04:53 |

INBAR’s new mobile app assists with on-farm inventory data collection across Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda Bamboo is an important crop for many farmers and small to medium enterprises. Often grown in households, shelter beds, farms and micro-plantations – in areas which can cover as little as a few square metres – this plant […]

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2018-05-14 04:23 | Asia Pacific is covered by 740 million hectares of forests, in other words, a size about three-fourths as big as China. This accounts for 18% of global forest cover, with Southeast Asia containing the third largest forests area in the world and scores of rich biodiversity sites. Climate change, population growth, and increasing demand for […]

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2018-05-13 14:33 |

Nearly everywhere one looks, protected areas are under assault.

There is, of course, plenty of illegal threats — such as land invasions, mining, logging, and poaching happening inside protected areas.

But just as scary are a wide range of legal or quasi-legal dangers.

In Brazil, for instance, conservative President Michel Temer has tried to use legal tactics to open up the vast...

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2018-05-11 21:33 | by: Oscar Crespo Pinillos Duncan works as a freelance environmental policy analyst and advisor, previously he worked for fifteen years for Chatham House, one of the World’s most influential think tanks as well as special advisor to the Secretary of Energy and Climate Change during the coalition government in the UK. His areas of expertise include … Continue reading A conversation with...

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2018-05-11 19:48 | by: Renata Lozano Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been an active topic throughout the UNFF 13. The Major Group Children and Youth participated in two side events on this topic. The first side event on “Progress under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative”, was organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the … Continue reading Forest...

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2018-05-11 18:38 | by Sebastian Kägler Biofuel. Biofuel. Everybody talks about biofuel… But what exactly is biofuel? Other titles can also be biodiesel or renewable diesel and it is mainly produced from fats, extracted from oil palms. Furthermore, it also could be extracted out of vegetable oils (e.g. rapeseeds or sunflowers) which then are hydrotreated to be suitable … Continue reading How “bio” biofuels...

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2018-05-11 11:31 |

Pope Resources reported net income of $5.7 million, or $1.31 per ownership unit, on consolidated revenue of $25 million, and look-through revenue of $17.6 million, for 1Q 2018. This compares to net income of $3.4 million, or $0.77 per ownership unit, on consolidated revenue of $17.3 million, and look-through revenue of $11.4 million, for 1Q 2017.

“The confluence of strong log markets and favorable winter weather in 2018’s first quarter enabled us to push up harvest volumes...

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2018-05-11 10:54 | In line with expectations, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. reported higher revenue, an increase in GAAP net loss, and an increase in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2017. Results were driven by a year-over-year increase in harvest volume, higher pulpwood pricing and the strong financial performance of the Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture.

CatchMark Timber’s revenues increased to $24.1 million for the three months...

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2018-05-11 10:36 | Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, will upgrade its existing Camden, South Carolina sawmill in Kershaw County. The company is projected to invest $40 million in the project, as South Carolina Dept. of Commerce reports.

The company’s Camden facility has been in operation since 1983 and manufactures dimension lumber. To accommodate its continued growth, Canfor will be installing a new planer mill, as well as new equipment throughout the sawmilling operation to...

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2018-05-11 07:00 |

Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.

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2018-05-11 07:00 |

Mehdi Tajvidi, an assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials at the University of Maine, has been awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation floor and wall products that utilize cellulose nanofibrils, the microscopic natural structural building units of wood that are biodegradable and possess incredible strength and bonding attributes.

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2018-05-11 03:26 |

INBAR is pleased to welcome UNESCO to speak in a number of sessions at BARC 2018, on everything from bamboo heritage to pandas, and the tricky relationship between sustainability and development. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has a mission as ambitious as it is broad: to contribute to the building of […]

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2018-05-10 20:39 | Expert group meetings and other preparatory processes are underway on all six of the SDGs up for in-depth review at the 2018 session of the HLPF. The Forum's first week will feature the SDG review, views from various groupings of states and stakeholders, the Secretary-General's report on SDG progress, and an assessment of leaving no one behind. The second week, held jointly with ECOSOC as a ministerial meeting, will feature the 47 VNRs.

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